inkpop Fundamentals: December 7, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on December 7, 2010
★ ‘The Vampire Diaries’…the companion Since the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries back in September of 2009, the show – based off of L.J. Smith’s bestselling series of the same title – has been a fan favorite, earning record-breaking premiere scores for The CW Network (on which it is aired), and taking home seven Teen Choice Awards in 2010. With such popularity, it should come as no surprise that series co-developer, Kevin Williamson, would be eager to continue on this path of success – and he has decided to do just that with his newest project. Though currently untitled, Williamson’s latest drama (which is still in the development stages) is rumored to be a companion to The Vampire Diaries, with a slight twist – the characters aren’t vampires…they’re paranormal investigators. Deadline.
★ The best of the best – 2010 With the first week of December well underway, the time has come to create a list of the best books of 2010 – exactly what the editor over at GalleyCat – Jason Boog – decided to do. The list, however, is a little quirkier than your typical best of… feature. According to Boog, “…we want to build a list focused exclusively on sample chapters. Using your suggestions, we will create a giant directory linking to sample pages from your favorite novels from 2010–allowing readers to sample the books like a literary mixtape.” Check out the current titles listed – and don’t forget to take note of the inclusion of inkpop Live Chat Alumni Rae Mariz’s The Unidentified.
★ Who’s on Broadway? Spider-Man! Spider-Man has popped up in countless places since his debut in the 1960s. He has starred in comic books, cartoons, live-action movies, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and now…Broadway! That’s right, as one of Marvel’s most popular superheroes, Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, recently made the transition from big screen to main stage via Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The play’s first preview performance launched on Sunday, November 28, and is said to be “…the most expensive and technically ambitious production ever on Broadway.” The New York Times.
Over to you…what do you think of Kevin Williamson’s new project? Would you be interested in watching a show about paranormal investigators – why or why not? What was your very favorite book of 2010 and why? What do you think of a superhero starring in a Broadway musical – yay or nay? If you could see any superhero on Broadway, who would it be and why?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)